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Dubuque hails as the Tri-state area’s hub for retail, medical, education and employment. The regional economy is led by a diversified group of employers, including John Deere Dubuque Works, Dubuque Community Schools, Mercy Medical Center, IBM Corporation, The Finley Hospital, Eagle Window & Door and Flexsteel Industries – all of which take pleasure in the area’s long list of benefits.

The advantages to doing business in this exceptional area including an enviable Midwestern location along the Mississippi River, a pro-business tax structure, a highly skilled pool of employees, great schools, a solid job market and more. Thanks to these excellent benefits, the city has garnered a number of awards and recognitions over the years, with recent nods including:

Recognition among the most resilient cities in the U.S. (fifth among 361 cities) in 2011;

Named one of the Ten Smartest Cities on the Planet by Fast Company business magazine in 2011;

Ranked number one in job creation according to figures released by Iowa Workforce Development and 18th nationally for job growth by Moody’s in 2011;

Noted among the Best Small Cities to Raise a Family by Forbes in 2010;

Named as a Top Metro for Economic Growth Potential (seventh-best in U.S.) by Business Facilities magazine in 2010;

Recognized as the world’s third most livable community at the International Awards for Livable Communities in 2010;

And many more.

For further information on Dubuque’s business sector, contact the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce at 563-557-9200/800-798-4748 or the Greater Dubuque Development Corporation at 563-557-9049.

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